I Street Bridge closed as police talk to man threatening to jump


The I Street Bridge was closed to cars for over two hours this morning as police responded to a man threatening to jump from the bridge.

The call came in at about 5 a.m., reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department. Emergency responders included members of the W.S.P.D., Sacramento Police Department (including its negotiating team), Sacramento Metro Fire Department, West Sacramento Fire Department, an ambulance crew and Union Pacific Police.

“Railroad traffic was closed briefly, but (the bridge) was re-opened for train service after approximately 30 minutes,” reported Sockman in a press release.

“At approximately 7:15 a.m., Sacramento Police Department’s negotiators talked the subject off the bridge,” continued Sockman. “He was taken to a Yolo County mental health facility for treatment. The I Street Bridge was reopened for all traffic at approximately 7:30 a.m.”

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